Prominent feature near center of west side is the orientale basin the youngest impact basin on the moon. Also shown are the aposelene farthest approach and periselene closest approach of the satellite to the moon.
In fulfilling its scientific goals clementine provided a wealth of information relevant to the mineralogy of the lunar surface.
Clementine satellite images. In 1994 an experimental satellite was launched with a goal of testing lightweight sensors and advanced components in space for long periods of time. It was announced a few years ago that clementine would be using spy satellite technology to image the moon but the public hardly took notice of it. Purple low showing the west and east sides of the moon.
Using six on board cameras designed and built at. The clementine laser image detection and ranging experiment was designed to measure the distance from the spacecraft to a point on the surface of the moon. The objective of the mission was to test sensors and spacecraft components under extended exposure to the space environment and to make scientific observations of the moon and the near earth asteroid 1620.
The clementine satellite orbited the moon from the south pole to the north pole obtaining optimal range measurements between 80 deg and 80 deg latitude light shading and images between 90 deg and 90 deg latitude white. Image processing by brian fessler and paul spudis lpi. The project was known as clementine.
Artists concept of the clementine spacecraftclick image to enlarge credit. When the navy first release images from clementine the data set was only available in low resolution heavy pixelated gif format images. Must we accept fuzzy moon images.
During its flight and lunar orbit the clementine spacecraft returned images of the planet earth and the moon. The clementine satellite tested 23 advanced technologies during itsmission for the ballistic missile defense organization. Nasa clementine was a joint project between the strategic defense initiative organization and nasa.
Clementine was a joint project between the strategic defense initiative organization and nasa. Clementine satellite image galleries clementine lunar image browser 15. This will allow an altimetric map to be made which can be used to constrain the morphology of large basins and other lunar features study stress and strain and flexural properties of the.
All of the clementine images should be razor sharp and are until the dumb down factor is added to the released images. The objective of the mission was to test sensors and spacecraft components under extended exposure to the space environment and to make scientific observations of the moon and the near earth asteroid 1620. For many years this was all that was available and the images were offered as the best available few people questioned the fact.
The image on the left shows the earth as seen across the lunar north pole. Clementine topographic map of the moon eastwest image of clementine laser altimetry red high. The results were greater than expected providing detailed images of the earth a complete map of the moon and a verification that there is ice on the moon.
This collection of uvvis camera clementine images shows the earth from the moon and 3 images of the earth.